Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Researcher in Electromicrobiology or Redox Biochemistry


Deadline: 31 March 2020

Location: Finland

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and more than 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland. 

Job describtion

The project may be adjusted according to the talents and preferences of the applicants. Most experiments will be performed in anaerobic chambers or custom-made vessels. It involves growth of genetically modified methanogens or methanotrophs on electrodes in custom-made systems. Possible tasks areas are:

  • Cultivation of methanogens or methanotrophs in bioelectric systems
  • Design of electrode and cultivation systems
  • Development/synthesis of soluble electron donors and acceptors
  • Understanding of redox-biochemistry and regulation in methanogens


  • PhD in a suitable field, such as Electromicrobiology, Electrochemistry, Microbial physiology, Biophysics or Redox biochemistry
  • Be highly committed to science and strive for excellence
  • Develop own smart ideas and think independently
  • Be able to focus on solving tough scientific problems
  • Have good written and oral communication skills in English

Skills, knowledge or interest in some of the following areas are highly appreciated:

  • Microbial physiology and regulation
  • Electro(bio)chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Organic chemistry for synthesis of redox active compounds


  • High-end laboratory infrastructure and friendly colleagues
  • Opportunity to work in a newly established research group
  • Freedom to bring in own ideas
  • Funding for 2 years

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